The Trafalgar Dinner   22nd October 2010

The Battle of Trafalgar took place on 21st October 1805 and ever since that date the Royal Navy has commemorated that most famous of encounters. The 2005 bicentenary celebrations of the Battle of Trafalgar saw the members of Llanelli Community Heritage first being invited to the Royal Naval Association, Llanelli Branch Trafalgar Dinner. This collaboration came about due to the celebrations of 2005 when LCH cooperated and helped the RNA, Llanelli Branch with the Trafalgar Beacon and the creation of an interpretive panel depicting Llanelli’s and Carmarthenshire’s links with that famous battle. Many men from Carmarthenshire served in the battle. Cannon and shot were manufactured at Raby’s Furnace, Llanelli for Nelson’s Fleet. The Trafalgar Beacon which was installed as part of the project is believed to be the only permanent beacon erected in Wales for the celebrations of 2005.

This year’s event was held in the Thomas Arms, Llanelli and the members of Llanelli Community Heritage thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food, company, speeches and entertainment. May I thank the RNA, Llanelli Branch on behalf of the committee and members of Llanelli Community Heritage for our invitation and for an excellent evening.

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